KCCA FC will represent Uganda in the CAF Champions League 2019/2020. (PHOTOS/File)KAMPALA – The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) as resolved to offer financial help to Uganda’s representatives in CAF club competitions.This was confirmed through a statement released by FUFA on Wednesday, July 24th.“The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) Executive Committee has approved funding for CAF Club competition representatives.” Read part of the statement.However guidelines were set under which the teams will receive the funding.One of the guidelines will see FUFA assume the expenses of travel by plane and allowances for the leader of delegation.The Federation also stipulated that the expenses of travel by plane in economical class of the participating team for a minimum of 25 persons which include 18 players and 7 officials from Entebbe to the Airport of the host country within the provisions of the relevant competition regulations, shall be taken care of.However, the participating team shall be required to provide in writing to FUFA CEO, the list of the traveling contingent, 14 days to the intended date of departure.It was however noted that FUFA will not assume the expenses arising out of any charges to Air tickets originally issued.Financial help from FUFA is expected to be treated with utmost welcome by the Ugandan clubs as some have in the past missed out on representing the country on the continent.After KCCA FC secured a league and cup double in the 2016/17 season, Paidha Black Angles who were supposed to take part in the Confederations cup withdrew for financial constraints.Paidha failed to take part in the CAF Confederations Cup due to financial reasons.The Angels had earned the right to continental football after losing the Uganda Cup final in 2017.Paidha was not the only team to withdraw from representing Uganda at CAF competitions with the likes of Express FC, Vipers, among others also doing likewise in the past.For the 2019/2020 season, Uganda will be represented by KCCA FC and Proline FC in the CAF Club competitions.KCCA FC will take part in the CAF Champions League as the StarTimes Uganda Premier league holders while Proline who won the 2019 Uganda Cup will participate in the Confederations Cup.The two clubs are expected to be the first beneficiaries of the said FUFA financial help.Comments Tags: CafExpresa FCFUFAKCCA FCPaidha Black Angelstopvipers sc
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Colin Kaepernicknflus First Published: October 11, 2019, 8:09 AM IST Los Angeles: Representatives for Colin Kaepernick say there has been “little to no response” from any of the 32 NFL teams after they sought opportunities for the quarterback whose kneeling protests became a national controversy.Jeff Nalley and Jasmine Windham issued a statement on Thursday titled “Facts to Address the False Narratives Regarding Colin Kaepernick.” The two said Kaepernick still wants to play in the NFL and has not made any specific salary demands to teams that might be interested in signing him.”Not a single team has brought Colin in for a workout,” the statement said. “Seattle brought Colin in for a visit but did not work him out. … No other NFL team has interviewed or worked out Colin in the past three seasons, despite other false statements to the media to the contrary.”In 25 years, I have never seen anything like it,” Nalley wrote.Kaepernick, 31, hasn’t played in the NFL since 2016 when he began protesting racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games.He opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017 and has since settled a lawsuit against the NFL alleging collusion to deny him a contract.Former 49ers teammate Eric Reid was also part of the lawsuit, but has since signed with the Carolina Panthers.Reid shared the document on Twitter on Thursday.”There have been so many false narratives in the media regarding Colin, we believe it’s important to set the record straight, again.” Please read this!! Don’t believe the lies being told about my brother .@Kaepernick7″ Reid posted.Kaepernick, who led the 49ers to a 2013 Super Bowl appearance, has declared himself fit and available throughout this season, using social media to show himself working out prior to the start of the 2019 campaign.